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Jan. 14, 2005

PLAN RELEASED TO DISPERSE TERNS FROM ESTUARY TO ELSEWHERE
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today (Jan. 14) released a plan for dispersing two thirds of the world's largest Caspian tern colony from the mouth of the Columbia River to seven alternate sites in Washington, Oregon and California. Read More...  

NOAA EXPLAINS CRITICAL HABITAT PROPOSAL IN PUBLIC MEETINGS
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 (PST)
A crowd of about 50 property owners, conservationists and tribal representatives gathered Tuesday to quiz NOAA Fisheries officials regarding its November proposal to designate some 29,000 stream miles in Idaho, Oregon and Washington as "critical habitat" for 13 salmon and steelhead stocks listed under the Endangered Species Act Read More...  

BPA, BUREAU SIGN DOCUMENTS TO IMPLEMENT NEW BIOP ACTIONS
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 (PST)
Bonneville Power Administrator Stephen Wright Friday (Jan. 7) signed a "Decision Document” which formally announces BPA's intent to implement the federal agencies' “Updated Proposed Action” analyzed in NOAA Fisheries’ 2004 Biological Opinion for the Federal Columbia River Power System. Read More...  

COLUMBIA BASIN RUNOFF FORECAST AT DALLES DROPS TO 80 PERCENT
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 (PST)
A relatively thin blanket of snow covers the mountains that feed the Columbia River and its many tributaries, leaving a lot of catch-up for the last half of the snow accumulation season if the region is to enjoy its accustomed spring/summer water supply. Read More...  

STATES SEEK HIGHER ALLOWABLE HARVEST IMPACTS ON STEELHEAD
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 (PST)
In an effort to expand fishing opportunities for hatchery spring chinook, Washington and Oregon fish managers are seeking greater flexibility in determining limits on wild steelhead inadvertently caught during salmon fisheries in the Columbia River. Read More...  

SPENDING BILL INCLUDES $152 MILLION FOR NW CORPS PROJECTS
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 (PST)
The Fiscal Year 2005 Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act signed by President Bush last month includes for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District about $152 million to fund work in the Columbia, Willamette, Rogue and Cowlitz river basins. Read More...  

ODFW SUPPORTS CHANGES TO EXTEND MAINSTEM CHINOOK SEASON
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 (PST)
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission supports options to extend 2005 Columbia River spring chinook season into May

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday (Jan. 7) supported restricting either the bag limit or the number of open fishing days each week for Columbia River spring chinook in the area immediately below Bonneville Dam in an effort to extend the 2005 recreational season into May and to spread the allowable harvest to all parts of the river.
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JUDGE SAYS COHO LISTING WRONG, BUT WAITS FOR STATUS REVIEW
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Hogan on Tuesday said he agreed with the legal contention that the federal government violated the Endangered Species Act when it failed to consider hatchery fish in its assessment of coho in southern Oregon and northern California rivers. Read More...  

RESEARCHERS STUDYING ZEBRA MUSSEL THREAT TO COLUMBIA BASIN
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 (PST)
Researchers from the universities of Notre Dame and Wyoming are amidst a two-year study to determine the potential impact on the Columbia River Basin economy if zebra mussels were to infest the region's waterways. Read More...  

OREGON, IDAHO GOVERNORS DISCUSS BASIN ISSUES IN SPEECHES
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 (PST)
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne both delivered State of the State speeches Monday (Jan. 10) that addressed key Columbia Basin issues. Read More...  
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